Drew had faith in Blighted from the beginning, ultimately connecting me with my publisher – NewSouth Books. The publishing world has evolved significantly since my first book, so he helped me navigate, from questions and finer points of the publishing deal to the editing, publishing and distribution processes. Blighted is a hopeful, collaborative business-passion roadmap and Drew was an integral part of the village who saw the possibilities and helped bring it to life. Thank you Drew!!!

Margaret (Marjy) Stagmeier

Apartment landlord focused on housing justice, housing/resident services non-profit founder, and author, Blighted: A Story of People, Politics and an American Housing Miracle 

I have yet to find something that Drew can’t provide to our bank. In addition to his superb writing skills, his public relations and marketing talents are the best that I have ever experienced. He has an outstanding network of other professionals that he collaborates with to deliver great results.

Charlie Crawford

Champion of Community Banking

Chairman & CEO, Hyperion Bank

(previously, as Founder, President, CEO & Chairman of Private Bank of Buckhead, Charlie also worked with Drew, through that bank’s merger with a regional organization)

Drew’s understanding of the media marketplace, along with his writing and people skills, make him a valuable resource for anyone looking to navigate the literary or media world. He’s also that rare professional who once committed to a project will do all he can to see it succeed. A friend to NewSouth Books since publication of Crooked Letter i, to which he was a contributor he has also since steered a number of book projects our way. We treasure our relationship with him.

Suzanne La Rosa

Publisher, NewSouth Books

(NewSouth has since merged with University of Georgia Press)

Drew is a pro. I’ve hired several PR practitioners over the years and his results far exceed anything I’ve seen in the past. He’s also incredibly responsive and gives me the feeling I’m his only client, although I’m sure we’re one of his smallest accounts. We asked him to help Tribe gain visibility in several vertical industries and in the Atlanta business market, so Drew went at that full bore. We’ve had tons of coverage in the verticals, and Tribe appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle three times in two weeks. Drew makes things happen.

Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin

CEO & Executive Creative Director

Tribe, Inc.

Drew’s strategic marketing of my memoir saturated the media not only for my likeliest readers but helped audiences beyond that scope discover it. Almost 20 years later I meet people who remember reading my book or hearing about it. This from a memoir even the publisher thought was a niche offering yet went to 4+ printings. With Drew’s help, the book was #1 on Amazon’s LGBT list for weeks running. Along the way he prepared me and helped set expectations. Drew has since promoted a subsequent book and I’ve since been sounding out aspects of an in-process work with him.

Rich Merritt

Attorney & Author

Drew is an exceptional communicator. He has an innate ability to observe business situations and translate them to create meaningful and valuable communications programs and tools. Moreover, he is a solid, honest person whom I have come to respect and trust over the years. He brings stability, honesty and integrity to every situation and client. Not to mention, he is a lot of fun to work with and be around.

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